Linda Sikhakhane’s Isambulo

30 to 30 June 2020

Part of the Virtual National Arts Festival, Linda Sikhakhane performs Isambulo.

Saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane was born in Umlazi and began his musical studies with Brian Thusi and Khulekani Bhengu at Siyakhula, studying formally thereafter at UKZN. Endowed with obvious talent, which is matched by his equally impressive work ethic, Sikhakhane won the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship for Jazz Instrumentalists in 2016 and relocated to New York in 2017 where he enrolled at the New School University. He has played with many leading South African artists and is now based in Johannesburg, having brought out his debut album in 2017, and is becoming a leading and much-booked young jazz voice in the country.

Isambulo sees Sikhakhano performing alongside Ndabo Zulu (trumpet), Afrika Mkhize (piano), Benjamin Jephta (bass), Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums) and Gontse Makhene (percussion).

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